Category Archives: Archived Posts

Vitkin Winery

  #347 – October, 11, 2017 Over the years of writing this newsletter there have been a few instances where my use of a certain word, turn of phrase or even one of my protologisms or neologisms have come back to haunt me. Attaching the adjective gregarious to Asaf Paz in my Binyamina newsletter back […]

Covenant Winery

May 4, 2017 As you know, Covenant’s wines have been continuously showcased on these pages for nearly ten years; however, the last time a full blown newsletter was dedicated to this magnificent winery was in 2011!  Back then, the winery only produced four wines, three under the Covenant label (the eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon along with […]

Fruit of the Vine (Fruit-Based Wines)

March 10, 2017 (Purim Satire) While I don’t subscribe to the near-hysterics expressed by individuals of certain political leanings with respect to the perceived exclusionary policies threatening our very lives, liberty and happiness; I do believe that this newsletter’s focus on specific types of wine could be perceived by some as exclusionary.  As that would […]

Rosé Colored Glasses

#333 – June 22, 2017 With the mercury continuing to climb and New York succumbing to ever-increasing levels of wilting humidity, the search for relief is on.  As any self-respecting oenophile knows, wine is the best way to combat summer’s discomfort with rosé the poster-child for such vinous relief.  While Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio […]

And What a Year it Was

While there has and continues to be many underlying trends that shape the kosher wine industry, the primary one continues to be the explosive increase in kosher wine drinking consumers, which will continue unabated throughout growth of ever-expanding growth in the kosher wine consumer base which continued unabated throughout 2016 but, as I expect it […]

30 Days Prior (2016 Pesach Buying Guide)

Public Service Announcement: You can skip the verbiage and scroll straight down to the bottom of this newsletter for the actual list (which this year includes all my recommendations in this week’s edition, instead of being split over two weeks), but I suggest reading through since the material below contains a number of tips that […]

The Ones that got Away

Further to my Best Wines of 2015 (and accompanying Most Exciting / Interesting Wines of 2015) published in #309, below are those wines that fully deserved to be on one of those two lists and were “cut” only due to my desire to keep each list to ten wines. “Almost” Best Wines of 2015 Adir, Plato, […]

Broadening Your Horizons (White Wines)

#271 – June 12, 2014 Hot on the heels of my annual ode to Rosé, this week’s newsletter pays homage to white wines – a type of wine which, to my continuous befuddlement, cannot seem to get much love.  Now, before all of you self-proclaimed white wine haters delete this email and pour yourselves another […]